Italy is an eternal country of love, famed for its Roman Empire, Vatican City and Wishing Fountains. Then again, there are a zillion other reasons to visit this nation. The Italian territory features, the most spectacular ancient ruins, cities, museums, beaches, and valleys you will ever encounter.
Although, what makes it distinctive, is its food, awe-inspiring art, people, culture and vibrant street life. If Italy is on your bucket list, then this 5-Day itinerary, should help you cover the most significant essence of the country.
Italy, 5-Day Itinerary for the Explorers
In this tour, you will explore the finest cities of Italy, including Rome, Florence, Padua and Venice. In addition, a guided tour will serve to be an ideal introduction to this magnanimous region. Soak up the Italian wealth of art, appreciate the architecture, cathedrals, Roman ducts and wander through the streets of love.
Day 1 – Rome
The Italian Roma, or Rome, is the largest city and capital of Italy. Famous for its Roman Empire, Vatican City, La Dolce Vita, Seven Hills, and Fountains, Rome, is a millennium centre of culture, power, and religion, with over 3000 years of existence. Begin your ancient Rome tour by visiting, Colosseum from the inside, which narrates the well-preserved history.
This Flavian amphitheatre, features barbaric stories, about bloodthirsty gladiator battles, attended by over 50,000 Roman spectators. Opt for the audio tour that narrates the contests and battles of the ancient Roman era. Thereafter, take a tour to the Roman Forum, which is another incredible sprawl of ruins, highlighting the political hub of the Roman Empire. In the evening, stop by the Trevi Wishing Fountain, to throw a coin and make a wish. Above all, sample the below-listed dishes, with a glass of soulful wine.
Rome’s 5 Must-Try Dishes: Cacio e Pepe Pasta, Nonna Betta Roman Artichokes, Da Danilo Pasta, Armando al Pantheon Veal and a Pizza by the slice.
Where to Eat: Pizzarium, The Jerry Thomas Project, Forno Campo de’ Fiori, Salumeria Roscioli, Il Sanlorenzo, Cesare al Casaletto, and Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà.
Day 2 – Rome
Correspondingly, the Dolce Vita, sweet lifestyle of Rome overindulges on culture and art. You can spend hours, strolling the picturesque streets, colossal piazzas, streetside cafes, cocktail bars and late-night clubs. On your 2nd day in Rome, venture out to visit the Circus Maximus, a stadium that symbolises Roman chariot racing. In conclusion, proceed to the famous Piazza Venezia, a beautiful square in the city centre. In the evening, take the 3D Time elevator ride through 3000 years of the ancient Roman history.
Day 3 – Rome to Vatican City
On the 3rd day, proceed to the Vatican City, known to be the smallest country in the world. By all means, you must visit the famous Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum here. Thereafter, stop by the holy basilica of St Peter’s church, renowned for its Pieta sculpture and masterpieces of Renaissance architecture. Ultimately, have your lunch and proceed to Florence and visit Piazzale Michelangelo, located on top of a hill. In other words, this place is famous for the replica of the statue of David, wherein, allowing a bird’s eye view of the city.
Distance between Rome to Vatican City – 20 minutes
Distance between Vatican City to Florence – 2 Hours 30 Minutes
What to Eat: Gnocchi with pecorino, eggplant parmesan, cheese, cold cuts, Frittura Alla Romana, Beet spaghetti, Traditional Spaghetti, Poached egg on morel mushrooms, and Ricotta Ravioli.
Where to Eat: Osteria Delle Commari, Velavevodetto Ai Quiriti, Secondo Tradizione, Caffeteria Ruberto, L’Arcangelo, and Ragno D’Oro.
Day 4 – Florence to Padova
On day 4, proceed to Padova and visit the Ferrari Museum en-route to learn the luxurious history of the cars. To emphasize, spend 2 hours here and try a 30-minute ride in the Ferrari of your choice for an extra cost. In the afternoon, proceed to Venice, the World’s most romantic city. Check in to your hotel, and then head to the Venice Island, in a Vaporetto water bus. In effect, it’s almost magical to take a Gondola ride, while, reminiscing some of the most incredible Venetian moments. Explore the hidden city of Venice, and glide through the canals, which can only be discovered from these Gondolas.
Distance between Florence to Padova – 4 Hours
Distance between Padova to Venice – 1 Hour 30 Minutes
What to Eat: Gelato, Fiorentina, Zuppa di Fagioli, Schiacciata, Cantucci, Pappardelle with Cinghiale sauce, and Lampredotto.
Where to Eat: La Bottega del Buon Caffe, Mattacena, Panini Toscani, I’ Girone De’ Ghiotti, Il Bufalo Trippone, Aurelio I Re del Lampredotto, and Amorino Panino E Vino.
Day 5 – Venice
Likewise, use your 5th day, to traverse through the glass factory, for a glass blowing demonstration. Thereafter, scout the Bell Tower, St Marks Square, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, New Prisons, and the Basilica. Significantly, unwind your day by enjoying a glass of red wine and an Italian meal at a traditional restaurant. The trip concludes and you can proceed back to your hometown on the 6th day.
What to Eat: Risotto al nero di seppia, Sarde in saor, Baccala mantecato, Risi e bisi, Mołéche, Fritole, and Fegato alla veneziana.
Where to Eat: Riviera, Ai Mercanti, Tuttinpiedi, Osteria Al Squero, Cocaeta, Birreria Zanon, and Pizza 2000.
In Italy, drink like an Italian, and do taste their incredible selection of wines. Some of the other spirits worth trying are Campari, Sbagliato, Spritz, Martini, Grappa and Amaro. For one thing, if you are re-visiting Italy, then take a tour to one-of-the famous countryside vineyards. That is to say, a cheese and wine sampling, at these lush green vineyards, will be a lifetime Italian memory to cherish. In like manner, the tour explains the different types of grapes and the winemaking process.